Looking to win big? The Royals and Dolphins face off at 7:00 ET on ESPN+. The Dolphins are hosting the game at Swisher Gymnasium in Jacksonville, FL. The over/under goal line for this matchup is currently at 154.5 points, and the Dolphins are favored to win at home against the Royals.

QUEENS (NC) ROYALS VS JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Jacksonville Dolphins -1.5

This game will be played at Swisher Gymnasium at 7:00 ET on Thursday, January 18th.

WHY BET THE JACKSONVILLE DOLPHINS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 89-58 in favor of the Dolphins.
  • Not only will Jacksonville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 147 points.

Do the Royals Have a Shot at a Road Win?

Queens (NC) enters this game as a 1.5-point underdog, and they are 1-11 as the underdog this season. Their average scoring margin on the road is -19.2 compared to -0.4 at home. They have lost nine straight games on the road, and their record away from home is 0-9.

Overall, the Royals are 7-11, including a 1-2 mark in Atlantic Sun Conference play. They are coming off an 84-66 loss to Stetson, and their record in their last 10 road games is 0-10. So far, they have gone 6-9 in non-conference games compared to 5-2 at home.

As the underdog, Queens (NC) has gone just 3-9 vs. the spread this season and they have an overall ATS mark of 6-10. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Royals are only 3-7 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Queens (NC) is 10-6 and today’s line of 154.5 is similar to the average over/under line in their games (154). So far, 7 of their games have had a higher over/under line than 154.5 and their contests have averaged 157.8 points per game. Over their last three games, their over/under record is 1-2 with an average of 152 points scored in those matchups.

In their latest game, Queens (NC) offense put up 66 points against Stetson. They recorded an overall field goal percentage of 47.4% and made 4 threes. In terms of offense, the Royals have a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, putting them 291st in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 249th in percentage and 30th in three-pointers made.

Looking at the Queens (NC) defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 82.4 points per game (301st). The Queens (NC) defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 84 points and allowed Stetson to connect on 4 threes.

Do the Dolphins Have What it Takes at Home?

With a four-game losing streak, Jacksonville is looking to get back on track tonight. So far, the Dolphins are 9-8 overall and 0-3 in Atlantic Sun play. At home, they have been perfect, going 4-0.

Currently, the Dolphins are 5-1 when favored, and they have been favored in six of their 17 games. Their average scoring margin at home is +10.5, and they have won their last four games at home.

As the favorite, Jacksonville has gone 4-2 vs. the spread this season and they are 3-1 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Dolphins have an ATS mark of 5-5.

This season, the over/under record for Jacksonville is 11-3 and today’s line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (140). So far, 14 of their games have had a lower over/under line than today’s line. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 143 points and their OU record over their last 10 games is 7-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Jacksonville offense tallied 74 points in a matchup against North Florida. Their field goal percentage for the game was 48.4%, and they made 3 threes. In terms of offense, the Dolphins have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 226th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 366th in percentage and 304th in three-pointers made.

So far, the Dolphins’ defense is ranked 219th in the country at 74.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. North Florida, the Ospreys finished with a field goal percentage of 59% and a total of 82 points vs. Jacksonville.